UofM receives 31 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Programs Rankings

March 29, 2022  — The University of Memphis was ranked in 31 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Programs national rankings for 2023 that were released Tuesday, an increase from 26 a year ago.

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law received 13 of those honors in the categories of Best Graduate Law, Clinical Training (No. 46), Legal Writing (No. 62), Health Care Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Trial Advocacy, Environmental Law, Tax Law, Business Corporate Law, Contracts-Commercial Law, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law.

The Loewenberg College of Nursing received Best Graduate Nursing-Master’s Degree (No. 80) followed by Best Graduate Social Work (No. 94), Best Graduate Public Affairs, Best Graduate Public Health, Best Graduate Education and Best Graduate Business-Part-Time MBA.

The Herff College of Engineering received recognition for their overall graduate program as well as five individual programs, including Biomedical-UofM/UTHSC partnership, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Best Graduate Social Sciences and Humanities received seven honors, including Social Work, Geology, Math, Psychology, Computer Science, Chemistry and Biology.

The UofM was the highest-ranked institution in Tennessee for the third-straight year by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 rankings of online programs. The UofM’s status in these rankings began its incredible climb five years ago, culminating in the top spot for three consecutive years.

The UofM was ranked in the top 150 in nine categories nationally, including six in the top 30.

In addition, the University of Memphis has recently been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, putting the UofM in the top tier of research universities nationally.

This milestone solidifies the University as one of two flagship public institutions in Tennessee. Carnegie R1 status is a credit to the vision, work ethic and dedication of the faculty, staff and leadership at the UofM.

U.S. News & World Report’s national ranking this past September for the University of Memphis improved for the fourth straight year for Top Public Schools and third consecutive year for Best National Universities.

The No. 2-ranked public university in the State of Tennessee, UofM’s Top Public School ranking has increased to No. 123 in 2022 from No. 126 in 2021, No. 135 in 2020 and not ranked in 2019.